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The Los Angeles Review of Books examined Katie Englehart’s new book “THE INEVITABLE” Here is an extract; the entire review is worth reading The Dignified Exit July 23, 2021   •   By Elena Saavedra Buckle Opponents of assisted death have long argued that the practice will fall down a slippery slope of exploitation. Poor […]

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June 3 is the tenth anniversary of the death of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, still a household name to many. At their request he helped130 people to die. Beginning in June 1990, Kevorkian helped Alzheimer’s patient and Hemlock Society member Janet Adkins to die, using his Mercitron machine. Kevorkian, despite three trials ending in acquittals, continued […]

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Free-speech violation alleged after police interrupt unlawful assisted procedure.  By Paul Walsh  MN  Star Tribune, May 20, 2021 Two “exit guides” and their prominent assisted-suicide organization are suing Anoka County authorities alleging that their free-speech rights were violated when they were interrupted by law enforcement during a recent meeting with a terminally ill woman. Kevin […]

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The paperback book ‘Final Exit’ has sold out worldwide.  PenguinRandomHouse is rushing out a new printing. This is a 30-year-old guidebook for the terminally and degeneratively ill adult at the end of life.  Frequently updated. The mention of the book on the new movie NOMADLAND is the cause. But it  is instantly available on KINDLE, […]

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The book ‘Final Exit’ reached 30 years old on 2 February 2021. In updated versions it still sells modestly around the world every day. In 1991 it reached the New York Times book list as Number One, and remained listed for 18 weeks. It became infamous as ‘the suicide guide’ but author Derek Humphry pointed […]

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There is a lengthy and accurate article about the right-to-die in Bloomberg Business news. The author describes his father’s well-laid plans to achieve a good end to his life. Below is a tiny extract.  Suggest going to read the whole article  at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-01-27/death-with-dignity-how-i-helped-my-dad-die Extract: I later learned of popular how-to books such as Final Exit, […]

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ERGO’s mission is that making solid progress — via acceptability and legality — is best achieved by the international exchange of pertinent literature, news and views. Our aim is to give choices in dying to the terminally and degenerative ill adult; people with issues contact ERGO daily. Since 1995, we have funded the organization through […]

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Betty Rollin’s husband wanted physician-assisted dying but being in New York he could not have it. The New York Tines obituary on him said, in part: Harold Edwards, known by his large circle of friends as Ed, died of colon cancer on November 10 at 84 at his home in New York City. He was […]

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MY LETTER TO THE EDITOR, NEW YORK TIMES 11 June 2020 The Protesters Know the Future is Bleak To the Editor: The amount of protesters across America is staggering. While George Floyd’s murder was the trigger, the underlying cause is that people under 40 are worried about climate change, pollution, the widening gap between rich […]

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The Encyclopedia Britannica recently asked me to name the four most important dates in my campaign for choices in dying at life’s end. This was my reply: 1980 Derek Humphry founded the Hemlock Society USA in Los Angeles, the first group in US to advocate self-deliverance and medical assisted dying at the end of life. […]

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